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Published on November 5th, 2021 | by Hammer

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ZEEKR 001 First Unit Rolls Out Of Its Brand New Factory

The Geely Auto Group, which also owns Volvo Cars, Lotus, Lynk & Co., Proton, Terrafugia and London Electric Vehicle Co. (LEVC) as well as a 50 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz’s Smart city car brand has based their all new ZEEKR models on its open-source sustainable experience architecture (SEA).

The Zeekr was designed as a stand alone electric vehicle (EV) brand and from its first showing in early 2021.

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This new EV sub-brand is housed under Geely Auto’s new Lingling Technologies entity, which incidentally will also controls Lynk & Co as well as Geely’s existing all-electric marque, Geometry.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Zeekr Intelligent Factory is one of the most advanced vehicle facilities created to date thanks to a 5G+ system that allows for agile and transparent production management.

Areas such as the welding section are fully automated with over 300 robots carrying out the work, with limited human intervention thanks to the factory utilizing an industrial grade 5G+ intelligent internet system that allows production to be planned, tracked and checked in a fully transparent manner.

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In addition, the Zeekr production process allows for continuous self-optimization, ensuring the quality of each Zeekr product. For example; the welding production line adopts monitoring systems such as glue application visual guidance, online measurement, and ultrasonic self-inspection, and uses intelligent self-adaptation for welding control to continually improve the welding process.

PRODUCT UPGRADES

Since the unveiling of the Zeekr 001 in April 2021, Zeekr has continually listened to feedback from users who have seen and tested the 001 at experience centres or have taken part in real world testing on city roads, or even in the mountains and deserts.

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As a result, the production of the 001 has been upgraded in several areas to reflect on those suggestions raised by end users. Zeekr is also working on the first Over-The-Air Updates to further improve the 001 Assisted Drive (ZAD) system to give users the best mobility experience even after the first deliveries. The car will keep updating to adapt to the newest software technologies. This is an intelligent vehicle in its true form.

INTRODUCING THE 001

The 001 was first unveiled in April 2021 prior to the Shanghai Auto Show. Based on Geely Holding Group’s Sustainable Electric Architecture (SEA), the vehicle is able to create 400kw of power with max torque of 768Nm through a twin motor system capable of sending the 001 from 0-100kph in just 3.8 seconds and from 100-0km/h in just 34.5 meters.

The 100kWh Z-Battery is able to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent within 30 minutes.

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DELIVERING THE PROMISE

First deliveries of this 001 is expected to happen on 23rd of October, 2021 in the Zeekr Intelligent Factory and through Zeekr Experience Centres and Zeekr Spaces across China.

By 2021, Zeekr will open two experience centres in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Hangzhou and Tianjin Zeekr Space’s opened last month with 10 more to come online within weeks.

Zeekr will open ultra fast 360Kw charging stations in 10 cities by the end of 2021. 272 Cities will also have third party charging stations available for users. Zeekr is committed to creating the best user experience for existing and future users.

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